Monday, October 31, 2011

Halloween Foolishness at GramEpat's

Lots of fun tonight...Halloween at GramEpat's Office in Somesville...
For all you ghosts and goblins who stopped by to trick or the link above to see this year's photo album...Thanks for sharing your time, energy and families with me.
Happy Halloween!...("Stay Foolish"...Steve Jobs,...You have left your footprints in our hearts)
(A special thanks to 'my girls' at Bar Harbor Banking and Trust... ;-)  
PS...One of you little goblins left your black polar fleece gloves in the playroom.
I'll put them on my office porch for you to pick at your convenience.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Awe-Struck in Acadia

The Red Sunsets II, 1883 Mathilde Blind
"The boding sky was charactered with cloud,
The scripture of the storm--but high in air,

Where the unfathomed zenith still was bare,
A pure expanse of rose-flushed violet glowed

And, kindling into crimson light, o'erflowed ,
The hurrying wrack with such a blood-red glare,

That heaven, igniting, wildly seemed to flare ,
On the dazed eyes of many an awe-struck crowd."

(and , this awe-struck GramEpat!..)

Monday, October 24, 2011

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Clouds..Fluttering and Dancing in the Breeze

“I wander'd lonely as a cloud
That floats on high o'er vales and hills, ...

Beside the lake, beneath the trees,
Fluttering and dancing in the breeze.”
A Cloud withdrew from the Sky
Superior Glory be………..
Emily Dickinson
“Low-anchored cloud,
…………Drifting meadow of the air,
…………Spirit of lakes and seas and rivers”
Henry David Thoreau
As I pedaled in the cove this evening, I found myself humming this old Joni Mitchell tune...

♪♫•*¨*•.¸¸♥ •♫♪ I’ve looked at clouds from both sides now ♪♫
Something's gained in living every day..

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

"Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another Year"

"If winter is slumber and spring is birth, and summer is life, then autumn rounds out to be reflection. It's a time of year when the leaves are down and the harvest is in and the perennials are gone. Mother Earth just closed up the drapes on another year and it's time to reflect on what's come before."
Mitchell Burgess (From TV series Northern Exposure, Thanksgiving, 1992.)

 As we 'close up the drapes on another year', our hearts are filled with gratitude.
A special thanks to our 'paying house guests' at Acadia Pines Chalets.
Bob and I hope that your Maine vacation in Acadia National Park far exceeded your expectations.
We look forward to your return visit to Mount Desert Island.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Autumn Unconfined in Acadia National Park

"Thy bounty shines in autumn unconfined

  And spreads a common feast for all that live."

We love sharing the beauty of Acadia National Park with our paying house guests who are 'from away'...Let us know when you want to book your spot at Acadia Pines Rentals for 2012.
(BTW: Just a 'heads up'...Our return guests are already reserving their spots for 2012) . 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Moon River and Me

♪♫♪♫"Moon River... "I'm crossing you in style some day" ♪♫♪♫
2011 October 'Moon River' in Acadia
50 years later and it seems like yesterday....( Thank you, Audrey Hepburn...for your sharing your talent and grace)

I may not be having Breakfast at Tiffany's...but it's hard to beat 'Breakfast at Jordan's'...(in Bar Harbor)... (Thank you, David Paine for sharing your talents and grace!)

♪♫♪♫"off to see the world..There's such a lot of world to see" ♪♫♪♫

(Let me know when you are 'off to see the world'...and want to vacation in Acadia...I'll be happy to help)
REALTOR gramEpat

Sunday, October 9, 2011

"Splendor of Ended Day" in Acadia

Quotes from Song at Sunset (by Walt Whitman) ...

"SPLENDOR of ended day, floating and filling me! "

Views from my window on a rainy October evening in Acadia
"You, Earth and Life, till the last ray gleams, I sing. "

"Illustrious the passing light! "

"Illustrious whatever I see, or hear, or touch, to the last. "

"Wonderful to be here! "

"How the clouds pass silently overhead! "

"How the trees rise and stand up—with strong trunks—with branches and leaves! "
"O amazement of things! "

"O setting sun! though the time has come,
I still warble under you, ....., unmitigated adoration."